Rita Pessanha

Rita was born on August 6, 1961 in Funchal and lived in Funchal, Porto, Viseu, Lisbon and Cascais. Fashion designer, jewelry, interior architect, event organizer.

She gives modelling classes (already for two generations), one of her students won the national contest of best model of the year. Rita is a columnist of the Madeira Digital magazine in the section of trends.

Rita makes projects for Carnival and Madeira Flower Festival. She has participated in several fashion events in Portugal such as Portugal Fashion, Covilhã Moda, etc. She dressed countless pageants, such as Miss Tourism Portugal, Miss Lusitânia in Setúbal, Miss Madeira, Miss Azores, Miss Praia of Nova Gente magazine, etc. Dressed the Portuguese model in Miss Bikini World in China – Miss Tourism Portugal, Sandra Basílio. She dressed Miss Brazil who competed in Miss Universe contest in Germany – Camila. She dressed Portuguese models for Miss Universe contest in Turkey in 2007 (Marina Rodrigues, Miss Portugal, and Sandra Basílio, Miss Tourism Portugal).

Rita created the gold shoes for the woman of a soccer player very known worldwide, worth more than 100 thousand euros. She collaborated in the national event on the island of Porto Santo, which was the presentation of the hotel Colombo’s Resort, where many Portuguese figures of renown were presented, organized by Abel Dias.

RPESSMade an haute couture fashion show for the Madeira Film Festival at the Reid’s Palace hotel and created the ambassadors’ (actors) honor book for the same event. She dressed Miss Universe Portugal 2016, in the Miss Universe International contest with the national costume, which was considered one of the best in the world.

She makes creations for wedding ceremonies, baptisms, first communions, business uniforms, evening and cocktail dresses and creations for dancers. She decorates hotels, restaurants, bars and homes. Rita organizes events of various types, such as weddings, birthdays and fashion shows. She participates in art exhibitions with her paintings of mixed technique.